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Stay and Play on the Monterey Bay

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Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aptos house description

*NOTE: We have a permit and architectural plans to extend the front deck. Construction is planned for early 2015 (end of January/early February), pending favorable weather.

Casa Del Mar is located just steps from Rio Del Mar State Beach. This cozy beach house has all the comforts of home for the entire family (or two) and can sleep 10 comfortably. The driveway has parking for 3 vehicles.

The open 1,500 square foot house has a reverse floor plan. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room with sand shower. The second floor has another full bath and the rest is an open “great room” – combined kitchen, living and dining area – with an outer deck that wraps around 3 sides. Great views of the Monterey Bay and Aptos hills can be had from anywhere on the 2nd floor.

Pack up and take the easy 3-minute walk down the hill, directly to the Rio Del Mar State Beach or walk a bit farther to Sea Cliff State Beach (cement ship, fishing pier and visitor’s center). This is a great stretch of open beach which offers clean, white sand, with year-round bathroom facilities and lifeguards on duty during peak season (June-Aug).

In addition to the Rio Market just down the hill for ice and snacks, it is only a short drive to grocery shopping, Starbucks and other Aptos dining. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz is about a 15-minute drive. If you choose to explore farther south, the Monterey Bay Aquarium (via Hwy 1) is about a 45-minute drive.

*LAUNDRY NOTE*
House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. All sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load in dryer. (With a 4-hour turnaround/cleaning time between check-in and check-out, it's impossible for the cleaning crew to launder 7 beds worth of sheets and towels that have been used by potentially 10 guests). We do have high-capacity washer and dryer.

December 2014 - new dishwasher installed.
April 2014 - new high-capacity washer and dryer installed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age for renters is 25 years old and renter must be on premises for the entire rental period. Drivers license must be provided for proof of identity and min. age requirement....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. Sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load in dryer....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Small console that iPod, etc. can be plugged into (universal cable)...moreless

              • Television
              • Video Library:

                A variety of family friendly movies....moreless

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Aptos hill view from kitchen and back deck....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Ocean view from driveway, upstairs family room and deck....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed...moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens that are used must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Ocean views from the upstairs living room (reverse floor plan)...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Driveway fits 3 vehicles...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    for 10-12...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New dishwasher installed December 2014....moreless

                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber and charcoal starter - bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  President's Weekend
                  Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,820
                  Summer
                  May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,820
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,820
                  Christmas/New Year's
                  Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,820
                  Summer/Holiday Rate 2016
                  May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  $285
                  $1,820
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $235
                  $1,470

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Cleaning Fee $130
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Copy of drivers license is required.

                  Cancellation Policy:

                  • At least 30 days before arrival date: a full refund will be issued.

                  • 15-29 days before arrival date: the total rental amount shall be refunded, less 1 night’s Cancellation Fee.

                  • 14 days or less before arrival date: 50% of the total rent will be forfeited.

                  No monthly rentals.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 01/27/2015
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                  Location

                  28 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Mineta San Jose International Airport
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  SeaBreeze Tavern
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Seascape Golf Club
                  0.9 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 1
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Cafe Rio
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Rio Del Mar State Beach

                  * Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes away

                  * Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are a 40 minute drive

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We have lived in the bay area our whole lives and consider the beach our #1 getaway spot.

                  Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
                  We've always loved the beach and make frequent trips from the south bay to enjoy it with our boys.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We loved the open floor plan, ocean view, and quick and easy access to the best beach in Santa Cruz County.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from deck

                    View from deck

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • 'Sun' Bedroom - 1 queen bed

                    'Sun' Bedroom - 1 queen bed

                  • 'Surf' Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top  twin on) and regular bunk

                    'Surf' Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top twin on) and regular bunk

                  • 'Sand' Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

                    'Sand' Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

                  • Laundry room (sand shower on back right wall)

                    Laundry room (sand shower on back right wall)

                  • Downstairs bathroom

                    Downstairs bathroom

                  • View from driveway

                    View from driveway

                  • Cement Boat at Sea Cliff State Beach

                    Cement Boat at Sea Cliff State Beach

                  • Ocean view looking across the street

                    Ocean view looking across the street

                  • Current front railing will be replaced with deck extension (Jan/Feb 2015)

                    Current front railing will be replaced with deck extension (Jan/Feb 2015)

                  • Living space

                    Living space

                  • Top of stairs

                    Top of stairs

                  • 'Sun' bedroom

                    'Sun' bedroom

                  • 'Surf' Bedroom

                    'Surf' Bedroom

                  • 'Sand' Bedroom

                    'Sand' Bedroom

                  • Downstairs bathroom

                    Downstairs bathroom

                  • Upstairs bathroom

                    Upstairs bathroom

                  • View from driveway

                    View from driveway

                  • View from back deck

                    View from back deck

                  VRBO #515859

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, January 29, 2015

                  $235 - $285 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    10
                  • Bedrooms
                    3
                  • Bathrooms
                    2
                  • Property type
                    House
                  • Reviews
                    8
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2014
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few hours
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/27/2015
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